This Sunday, January 10, 2021
Seminar meets this Sunday at 9:00am via Zoom and Ted Vial from Iliff will share "Artificial Intelligence and Theology."

Sunday worship, will be 10:15am online via Zoom. Pastor Sam Fisher will lead us through a Wesley Covenant Service-style worship.

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Join by Phone: +1 253 215 8782 OR +1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 985 7809 9050
Passcode: 482164

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Take a deep breath. Breathe in deeply. Now, let that breath out slowly and as you do so, relax your shoulders.

We’ve been holding so much tension this week. Sometimes it seems like we forget to breathe and lower our shoulders away from our ears. It’s time... It’s time to breathe deeply, and to let go. It has been quite a week. On Wednesday, the day of Epiphany, we swam through a mishmash of cycling emotions: fear, sadness, anger, sorrow, fear, disgust… We sat, transfixed, watching the unfolding of something not seen since 1814, as the seat of the government of the United States was stormed and occupied. We saw things that were unimaginable in our nation. It was a lot to take in.

The poet and novelist, Rainer Maria Rilke, tells us that God “walks with us silently out of the night.” With God with us, we are encouraged to experience all that life brings to us – we are to embrace life to the limits. We are to embody God.

In that embodiment, we exemplify love. In these times, we can’t see what the road ahead will contain. We can know that God is with us for the journey. We know that we are to keep going, remaining open to whatever lies ahead. Love is speaking to us. God walks with us. 

Reach out your heart. Reach out your hand, with Love.

Go to the Limits of Your Longing


God speaks to each of us as [God] makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:
You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.

Flare up like a flame
and make big shadows I can move in.

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.

Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.

Give me your hand.

--Rainer Maria Rilke  (Translated by Joanna Macy)

May we all walk in peace and love,
                      Rev. Sharon
Additional Announcements

Seminar, Sunday, January 10th, 9:00am via Zoom.
Or by phone: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID:  966 5352 7017 Passcode: 897815

Habitat for Humanity Work Day, Saturday, February 6th, 8:50am-4:30pm
Join others from Christ Church, 16 years and older, at the Habitat for Humanity work day at Swansea Homes. Please register in advance at Contact Andy Blackmun with questions at

Bible Study - Theme = Forgiveness, Wednesdays starting January 13th, 10:00am via Zoom
Join Rev. Sharon for a time of Bible Study focusing on forgiveness every Wednesday at 10am via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 910 9988 8083 Passcode: 081588 Join by Phone: +1 253 215 8782